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Virtual Science Fair | March 28 - April 2, 2022

 


QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATING

Only FIRST-place winning projects will advance to AzSEF. Students in grades 5–12 who have placed first at a school, homeschool, district, county or regional science fair are eligible to compete at AzSEF.

Elementary and Junior Divisions
  • A maximum of 3 projects per division will be accepted from each school* fair in the Elementary and Junior Divisions.
  • A maximum of 12 projects per division will be accepted from each district fair in the Elementary and Junior Divisions.
  • A maximum of 15 projects division will be accepted from each regional fair in the Elementary and Junior Divisions.
Senior Divisions
  • There is no set capacity on the number of first-place projects for the Senior Divisions.
  • In the event that a fair does not give place awards, it is the discretion of the fair director to send the project considered the best representative of the category selected.

*A school can include public, private, home school, charter, or online


CATEGORIES

In the event a fair does not give place awards, it is the discretion of that fair's director to send the project considered the best representative of a category

Senior Division

Elementary and Junior Divisions

Arizona Science and Engineering Fair does not offer all categories that ISEF offers. According to ISEF Affiliated Fair Guidelines "Local, regional, state and country fairs may or may not choose to use these new categories, dependent on the needs of their area."

If your project is selected to compete at ISEF you may choose whichever category you feel your project best aligns. Per ISEF's website, "You don’t need to compete in the same category as in your regional or state competition. Furthermore, most regional and state competitions do not use subcategories."


DEADLINES FOR FAIRS AND SRC SUBMISSIONS

All school, homeschool, district, county, and regional fairs must be completed by March 12, 2022, so projects can be registered with AzSEF. No project registrations will be accepted after March 14, 2022. Projects requiring scientific review committee/IRB approval must be approved before research begins.


PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

Senior Division Project Requirements

Elementary & Junior Project Requirements


SRC PROJECT APPROVAL INFORMATION, RULES, AND FORMS

2021 ISEF Complete Rules and Guidelines (PDF)

2021 ISEF Complete Rules & Guidelines (HTML)

ISEF Complete Rules and Guidelines in Spanish

ISEF Rules FAQ

ISEF Rules Wizard

Abstract with 21 Regeneron ISEF Categories

2021 Forms Only

ISEF Categories and Subcategories

ISEF Display & Safety Regulations

Display & Safety in Spanish

2021 SRC Rules Elementary/Jr. Divisions

2021 SRC Rules Senior Division

Research that is approved through local SRC/IRBs or happening in formal research institution labs does not need to be submitted to AzSEF for approval. However, all approvals must be documented to ensure competition eligibility.


SCIENTIFIC AND INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW

WHY SRC/IRB?

The International Rules for Pre-college Science Research: Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs is published annually to support students doing independent research safely. They are the official rules of the Regeneron ISEF and students competing at an SSP- affiliated science fair.

The purpose of these rules is to:

  • Protect the rights and welfare of the student researcher
  • Protect the rights and welfare of the human participant
  • Ensure adherence to federal regulations
  • Ensure use of safe laboratory practices
  • Protect the environment
  • Determine eligibility for competition in the Regeneron ISEF 2022

CONTACT

All documents should be fully completed, signed, scanned, and sent as PDF documents to:

Attn: AzSEF SRC

azsefsrc@azscience.org

For questions regarding AzSEF, please contact azsef@azscience.org or call 602.716.2000.